South High Class of 1988 plans reunion

June 30, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1988 will hold its 25th reunion Aug. 24 and 25.

For more information, call Joanna (Wolford) Daughtery at 301-432-5404 or Karen (Sigler) Goldstein at 301-432-7603.

Neighborhood meeting

The Elizabethtown Neighborhood 1st group will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Corner Pub. A representative from the city will be on hand to update the group about neighborhood issues. 

Museum news

The Heart of Maryland Chorus will perform Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. A reception will follow. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and free to all members and those ages 12 and younger

Also, the museum will have extended hours in July. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 6, 13 and 27.


The Lanark exhibit, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, will close on Sunday, July 28.

Pollinator workshop planned for July 9

The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a free pollinator garden workshop on Tuesday, July 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro. Participants will learn why pollinators are important and how to attract them to area gardens.

Register by calling 301-791-1504.

Moller organ to be part of Sharpsburg celebration

In 1946, an M.P. Moller pipe organ was installed at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg. 

At. 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, that organ will be used at the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Sharpsburg. 

Christ Reformed Church, under the direction of the Rev. Delancy Catlett, will host a program of special music and history of Sharpsburg’s churches. 

Kathleen Boyer, organist at Christ Reformed, has selected favorite hymns, including  “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” and “God of the Ages, Who with Sure Command.” Joining her will be musicians Richard Gross and Lyndell Clipp performing duets for organ and trumpet: “A  Mighty Fortress” and “America the Beautiful.”

Catlett will share brief histories of Sharpsburg churches, including the Lutheran (1768), St. Paul’s Episcopal (1819), Christ Reformed (1769), Church of the Brethren — Dunker (1852), Sharpsburg Bible Church (1872) and Methodist (1813).

The activities of the day start at 11:30 a.m. with a wreath-laying at the family plot of Joseph Chapline, founder of Sharpsburg and end at 6 p.m. with tolling of church bells to mark Sharpsburg’s 250 years. 

All events throughout the afternoon are free and open to all. 

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

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